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Lovely Cottage, Completely Remodeled Two Bedroom One Bath Can Accommodate Six.

Bedrooms 2
Space 125 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Only Property On The Lake With Southern Exposure And Dining Within Walking.


This completely remodeled cottage includes all amenities, complete kitchen accessories, linens, towels, washer & dryer and outdoor grill.

Ideally located overlooking pristine Lake Waramaug. Large front porch has wicker furniture and cushions to enjoy morning coffee and evening sunsets.

The lake is ideal for state stocked fishing, as well as boating.

The cottage is only 90 min. from N.Y, to enjoy the Berkshire area and historic Litchfield County

Bliss cottage is a fun retreat where you can take an early morning walk or bike around the lake. It is within driving distance of historic Litchfield for great shopping, antiquing and theaters. Award winning Hopkins Vineyard and Hopkins Inn are available for wine tasting and dining a short walk from the cottage.

Citied in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. 'One of the most beautiful lakes in the world'

Come and enjoy the rest and relaxation that is Bliss Cottage.

Full season rates are available through the fall foliage time frame with discount, Please contact owner.

More Details

Tom Maguire
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
28 July, 2017

About Tom Maguire

This family owned property, was once part of the family's ownership of Hopkins Inn as well as the two homes next to the cottage. Passing down from generation to generation this is the second season that it will be available for rental since complete remodeling in 2014. Please see the comments that past guests have posted.

Tom Maguire purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Tom Maguire chose Litchfield County

There is not a better view of Lake Waramaug available for renting. This is the only property for rental with a fabulous southern exposure as well as dining and vineyard within walking distance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in New Preston, Connecticut

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , All new for 2015
  • Full new bath with shower/tub and tile floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Pull out couch in living room is full size bed.
  • Two separate bedrooms with pull out in living room to sleep six. King bed or two twin options. Please contact owner.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Lovely Cottage, Completely Remodeled Two Bedroom One Bath Can Accommodate Six.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Cozy, clean cottage, beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful girls weekend at this cottage. The place was very clean, cozy and inviting. Tom left a detailed welcome note on the table as well as a map and a town beach pass for us to use. Also a box of baked goods, thank you Tom! We loved sitting out on the big front porch across from the lake and we visited the winery which is in walking distance. Tom was available to answer any questions that we had before and during our stay. I would love to come back in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kara and the girls would be welcome back anytime, They left the cottage in great shape more then I expected to be honest, thank you! I hope you make this your hme spot for the girls weekend. Thanks again. Tom
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Wonderful, relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely weekend in this cottage. The lake was crystal clear and great for swimming, the cottage is right near an inn that serves breakfast (which is quite convenient), and the surrounding area is lovely, with little towns to explore. Perfect for a getaway weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Kim, Hope to see you again. Tom
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Peaceful cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tom's cottage in July to get away from the city for some peace and quiet. The cottage was perfect for relaxing on the porch in the comfy chairs and rocking chairs with the great view of the lake and hills. Kitchen had everything we needed. We didn't grill but it seemed to have everything needed if we wanted to. Tom was great and answered every question we had. Was nice meeting you Tom! Lake was great for walking down to the beach as well as canoeing and paddle boarding. We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you You did more in two days then I have done in nine years Tom
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The cottage was amazing and in a perfect location. Host was very friendly and helpful!!

  • 5 of 5

No complaints about the place, the view from the cottage was gorgeous and everything is close proximity. Perfect for a nice getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for staying with us!
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Great cottage. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Not sure what to add that hasn't been stated in previous reviews. The cottage is really nice in every respect, as is the large porch overlooking the countryside and lake. Tom was very easy to communicate with and we enjoyed speaking with him. You can see he really cares about the cottage as well as the guest experience, not skimping on anything. The location is perfect, right next to a charming old inn and winery around the corner. Great area for walking around and exploring. If you're looking for a relaxing Connecticut getaway you'll love this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owner is great, friendly and helpful. The cottage is comfortable with a nice view. We really enjoyed out stay. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much, Hope to see you again on the lake. Tom
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bradley Int. Airport, Hartford CT.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
White Horse Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Stony Brook- Litchfield
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hopkins Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mohawk Ski Area-Night Skiing Available
Car: recommended

Located within walking distance of Hopkins Vineyard for tasting, purchase and tastings.

Several wine festivals throughout the year as well as marathon's during the season.

Always a fair, festival or tag sale around the surrounding towns.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$188.97
Damage Deposit A$377.94


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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